Grenade Hurts 3 in Tripoli after Jabal Mohsen Man Shot

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Unknown assailants on Thursday shot and wounded a young man who hails from the Tripoli neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, as three other people were injured in a grenade attack.

“A young Alawite man was shot and wounded on Tripoli's Syria Street” in the Bab al-Tabbaneh district, LBCI television reported.

OTV identified the man as Khodr Abbas, saying he was transferred to al-Saydeh Hospital in Zgharta for treatment.

Later on Thursday, state-run National News Agency said "an unidentified assailant hurled a hand grenade near the Barrad al-Bissar area in (Tripoli's) al-Zahriyeh, wounding two army soldiers and a civilian man."

Several media outlets said gunfire was heard after the explosion of the grenade.

More than 20 attacks have targeted Jabal Mohsen residents in several areas of Tripoli in recent months.

On December 11, two young men who hail from Jabal Mohsen were shot and wounded in the city.

A similar assault earlier this month sparked a new round of deadly gunbattles between Jabal Mohsen and the rival Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh.

Tensions between the neighboring areas date back to Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war but have been exacerbated by the conflict across the border in Syria, where Alawite President Bashar Assad is battling a Sunni-led uprising.

The unrest worsened when twin bombings rocked two Sunni mosques in the city, leaving around 45 people dead and 500 others wounded. Several suspects from Jabal Mohsen have been accused of involvement in the bombings.

An international human rights organization has urged Lebanon to rein in sectarian tensions that have been on the rise in Tripoli.

Human Rights Watch has said that authorities should better protect minority Alawites — members of an offshoot Shiite sect — who are increasingly coming under attack by Sunnis in Tripoli.

The New York-based watchdog said Alawites in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen have been beaten and stabbed, and the whole community has endured gunbattles and mortar attacks over the past year.

“Lebanese authorities should take all feasible steps to protect Tripoli residents by confiscating weapons that have been used to kill residents such as mortars, rocket-propelled grenades, and automatic weapons, arresting and prosecuting gunmen, and maintaining an active security presence in all communities,” HRW said.

Comments 9
Thumb bill_the_butcher 26 December 2013, 17:28

Ahh the good o'l days of the civil war.
It doesn't seem Arabs have grasped the concept of divide and conquer.
And judging by some of the racist/sectarian comments Ive been reading on this website, we'll never learn....

Thumb ice-man 26 December 2013, 17:42

Judging by your screen name, you appear a peace loving non violent person. I wish people here on this website would learn from you.

Thumb Mystic 26 December 2013, 23:11

Always the same criminals from tabbaneh shooting on the army and peaceful workers from jabal.

Thumb proudm14 27 December 2013, 00:52

ice-man that was classic. a guy naming himself after the overly violent racist from GONY is lecturing us about sectarian comments.

Thumb bill_the_butcher 26 December 2013, 17:54

Silver Surfer..?
Judging by your foolish comment, I can tell that not only do you have any idea who Bill the Butcher is, you dont have anything valid to add to my comment.
Your attempts at being humorous went unnoticed. Think your remarks over before applying them to the discussion.
Feel free to try again at anytime.

Thumb ice-man 26 December 2013, 18:32

Oh ok.... ! Let me know which other screen names you use, so I can vote you up, bill:)

Thumb bill_the_butcher 26 December 2013, 18:40

Silver Surfer
It seems you somewhat thought this one through before just posting anything.
So Im assuming your accusing me of having more than one account for some reason. Im sorry I cannot tell weather this was another attempt to get cheap laughs or if your being serious?
I did also notice you still refused to talk about what the article is referring to, only furthering me argument that you are indeed foolish and can not come up with a valid argument if your life depended on it.

Thumb Mystic 26 December 2013, 20:17

@ Bill, you are not the first one he accuses of doing so.

Thumb cedre 26 December 2013, 19:19

arrest the filthy troublemakers...
Where is Kahwaji ? Where are the M60 and AIFV ?
Keeping them for Independence Day ?